Portland >Food & Dining > Christies Restaurant
5507 N Lombard St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720345.583205 -122.725730
Neighborhoods: North Portland Neighborhood Services, Portsmouth
Non-anonymous review – North Portlanders and Roosevelt High admirers have a homespun, home cookin' neighborhood treasurer in Christie's Restaurant. Mark Kirchmeier, Our family will zoom on back. November 14, 2013
After a highly enjoyable and affordable experience last time, we returned to Christie's Restaurant on Sunday evening March 10 with a gaggle of grade school girls basketball players and parents. The peels of children laughter permeated the family-owned restaurant. We love supported high-value, neighborhood-owned places rather than the Fortune 500 ones. We'll be back. Hungry for more.
-Mark Kirchmeier Portland and Jane Hagan
We returned again to Christie's to celebrate with our daughter and ten of her 6th grade friends for their soccer season party. Kids and parents had a ball. The waitress patiently helped us re-arrange the tables, so the kids could all set together. Very personalized, neighborly, relaxed service and everybody loved the specialty order pizza. Mark Kirchmeier Portland
I don't like "anonymous" reviews. If I feel strongly enough to write a review, I'll let people know who I am. I'm Mark Kirchmeier Portland and my wife is Jane Hagan. We and are two kids dined at Christie's last night. Review: We gave thumbs on our four different entrees.
Appreciated how the waitress was personable, caring, and connects with people. A wide-array menu with something to delight all, but the crankiest individuals in Portland.
Ok, I stumbled upon Chiristies while looking for a chocolate milkshake and lunch with my grandson. I live out of town and only get to visit my little guy once in awhile.
They have welcomed my grandson (3) and he and I always go there when I am in town. It is a special time for him and they cater to whatever my little guy wants...chocolate milkshakes. They are wonderful and as a matter of fact my little guy and I will be there soon.
A Fantastic Place to Eat – This is a great place to eat! It's also a family owned place, not a chain restaurant, so if you want your food in 5 minutes, go to the drive- thru at any "fast food" place. If you want really good food for a great price, go try Christie's. The staff is always friendly, courteous and hardworking. We feel like family when we go there. They have affordale breakfasts (try the salmon scramble), lunch (the burgers are great) and dinners are always good. My new fave is the chicken salad...it's sooo good!
Christie should be ashamed of herself. – We REALLY wanted to like this place. In fact, when we came in my husband said, "This could be our new favorite breakfast spot!" We loved the decor and it had a nice vibe. We had just driven across town looking for an open restaurant on the 4th of July, so we were expecting things to be rather slow. Unfortunately the service was not only slow, it was almost non-existent. One of the waitresses was wearing pajamas and flip flops! Even if she had been called in because of the rush, how hard is it to put on some pants?! It took 30 minutes for anyone to talk to us. Finally we got water and menus. After more waiting, a waitress came over and took our order. She apologized for the wait as an after thought. When our pancakes finally arrived they weren't even as good as pancakes I could have made at home... thick and dry. Then we had to flag down a waitress to get syrup. After she came with the syrup, we asked for butter and coffee, which never arrived. Some sausages did though... which we never ordered, so they were taken away. This was some of the worst service I have ever experienced. What a bummer.
Fantastic French Toast! – VISITED ON 5/2/11
I needed to visit North Portland and decided to stop at Christie's because it was enroute.
My father and I ordered the French Toast. The portions were huge for the price. I must confess that this has been the BEST French Toast that I ever had in the Pacific Northwest!!
The service was friendly, and the decor was artistic and a break from the ordinary. I will definitely return the next time I visit that area. It made my visit to North Portland extra special.
This place might be a bit out of the way for some people, yet this is well worth the trip!
Best hamburger EVER! – Oh my gosh...I just had the best hamburger ever! EVER! The Imperial Mushroom Burger from Christie's on Lombard! Sauteed mushrooms, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato...Amazing! Our out of town guest we had with us is a mushroom burger expert and he loved it too! :)
SERVICE NEEDS ALOT OF WORK! – So we have been going to Christies for about two years now! Sometimes a few times a week and today my family actually was there for breakfast AND dinner. Always crave my favorites from there BUT... It has always had TERRIBLE SERVICE!!! One time it took the chef an hour to get our food to us, we had to ask them to box it up because we were tired of waiting. One waitress is in particularly is just a real ditz. My husband and I actually really hate to see her working when we come in. Today all the staff was running around really confused and making ALOT of mistakes with not just our order but with everyone elses. What mostly disappoints me about Christie's is the food has not been consistent in our last few visits! Chicken for the chicken marsala is over cooked at times and at times the breading is soggy not from the sauce but from it not being fried enough, pasta has been undercooked, salad used to be my favorite but seems to have been cut back, from the lettuce and veggies. Breakfast is defenetly the best in town! When it is consistent. I send anybody thats asks for good food and a family friendly place there but I'm starting to really think twice. I am writting this for the OWNERS TO REALISE THEY HAVE A GREAT THING HERE BUT THE MANAGEMENT,CHEFS, WAITRESSES NEED ALOT OF RE-POLISHING. We probably wont stop going there anytime soon but if the service continues to SUCK we will probably just keep on driving by it instead of stopping in.
YOUR BIGGEST BUT DISSAPOINTED :( FAN!
DISGUSTING! – I DONT THINK THIS PLACE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT FOOD, LET ALONE HOW TO MANAGE! THE BLOND WAITRESS? WHAT A DUMB DITZ! IT IS APPARENT THE MANAGER KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT A RESTARAUNT AND THE OWNER JUST SITS BACK AND WATCHES WHILE HE GETS RIPPED OFF........WHAT A DUMP! NO STARS FROM ME....................
Best home made foods & service! – I can not remember the last time I recieved such freindly service.
I had the clam chowder & house salad with ranch dressing. It was all so dellicious I had to stop myself from licking the plate clean. I will be back soon & often! YUMMY!!
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